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Sean Rowe, 'Madman'

Sean Rowe, in a scene from his new video for the song "Madman." (Courtesy of the artist)closemore
Sean Rowe, in a scene from his new video for the song "Madman." (Courtesy of the artist)

Despite its name, "Madman" has more bounce to it than much of Rowe's earlier work. But it implies you'd have to be nuts to choose a life on the road.

"It's like I'm some kind of a bearded salesman," Rowe says. "But instead of vacuum cleaners I'm selling all these feelings that come with the songs. It's a really intense experience for listeners to have me there in their homes playing. They're not used to having a stranger show up, play music, drink their beer and eat their food. But I think that's how we're supposed to be. It only feels strange because we've made it that way."

"Madman" is the title cut to Rowe's just-announced album, due out September 9 on Anti-.

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